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Preventive Medicine 

Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine

Amy T. Wang

and Karen F. Mauck

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date: 27 September 2020

Mortality associated with anesthesia and surgery has decreased markedly in the past several decades. Today the overall mortality is 1:250,000 even though more complex surgical procedures are performed on sicker patients. The American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, with broadly defined categories, is used to estimate overall risk of mortality within 48 hours postoperatively.

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